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Ascension – 37th Grander of the Year


Ascension Island – Team Harmattan which included Capt. Bryan Toney, Capt. Olaf Grimkowski, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Dan Holt and Angler Jada Holt weighed a 1,305 lbs. Blue Marlin. This is a Historic catch to say the least as this is the 4th Largest Blue Marlin ever weighed in the Atlantic and is a Pending Women’s 130 lbs. World Record.

It took them 15 minutes to get her to the boat after she took a Moyes XL Pusherman. The fish has a 154” Short, 78” Girth and a 19.5 ” Tail. She was thick all the way through though with an 82” Girth at the anal fin.

This was a Grander “Dream Team” of sorts with all three of these Captains having caught Granders in their careers. This is Capt. Olaf Grimkowski’s 2nd Blue Marlin over 1,300 lbs, having weighed a 1,320 also in Ascension Island, making him the only one to have done so.

Lady Angler Jada Holt is the daughter of Capt. Chip Van Mols, both from Hawaii. This pair has been searching out records since Jada was a little girl with Jada already holding a Junior World Record. Now, Jada’s husband Dan Holt has joined the Team as they continue search out both Marlin and Tuna records.